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The windmill of la Cortina, Collioure


The windmill of la Cortina, Collioure
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Water mills, windmills [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-27 3:10
Viewed: 2968
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 25th, 2010
Collioure 660053 66190
Pyrénées-Orientales Languedoc-Roussillon
42.527 3.084 20 m

The windmill of la Cortina, Collioure

One view.
Other view.

The mill de la Cortina, located on the hill of Pams, is one of the oldest mills of Roussillon, with cereals then with oil, gone back to 1340. Entirely restored by the town of Collioure in 2001.

The windmills convert the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy. It were used to actuate grinding stones, pumps, saws, etc...
The wings of the mill are supported by a tower, whose roof carrying the axis of the mill is directional in the case of the mill-turn.
If the whole tower is directional, one speaks then about mill on pivot or with candlestick. A typical mill of Anjou, compromised between the precedents, is called mill cavier. The orientation of the mill is done by pushing the tiller or tail of the mill.
The wings are generally in wood some and covered with canvas. The rotational movement of the horizontal axis of the mill is transmitted to a vertical axis by a whole of gears, the wheel, often manufactured out of wood of various species chosen for their resistance.

Action, the Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage windmill.

The windmill appeared in the East, Egypt and Iran. First mention of windmill in France, date of 1170, in a charter of the town of Arles. The Netherlands are probably the country which counted the greatest number of windmills.
The windmills were used incidentally as semaphores. Ansi, during the wars of the Vendée, the wings of the windmills of Mont des Alouettes indicated to Vendean the positions and movements of the republican troops.

COLLIOURE is a French commune, located in the department of the Pyrénées-Orientales of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 2763 Colliourencs in 1999, distributed out of 12 km², that is to say 228 hab./km².

Collioure is a Catalan village at the edge of the Mediterranean, on the Vermilion Coast, with 20 kilometers of the Spanish border.

The village of Collioure is quoted with 5th and 7th century, but was occupied as of prehistory.
The counts of Roussillon, kings d'Aragon, kings de Majorque, the Spanish sovereigns disputed Collioure and its area until 1643. Occupied by the troops of King of France Louis XIV, the area was annexed in France by the Treaty of the Pyrénées of November 7th, 1659.

Collioure was very known for its anchovies. It is it now for its sweet aperitif wines produced on slopes.

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, and other initiating painters of the Fauvism, immortalized the city, his lanes, his roofs, his port, his bell-tower, his citadel, his bright light and his strong.strong.

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Salut Joël!
C'est une photo magnifique! J'adore surtout la compo qui est réussie et chouette!
Merci du partage!
Amitiés,
Neyvan

Joel,
This is a fine shot of this windmill. The trees provide excellent framing and create nice depth. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
TFS,
Asa

Hello Joël,
I saw this windmill from afar when I was in Collioure but not got to see it close up. A very pleasing composition with lovely natural colours and superb clarity. The detail in the stonework is excellent.

Bonjour Joël
Une bonne prise en contre-plongée de ce joli moulin qui se laisse deviner dans un écrin de verdure.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicole

Bonjour Joel,

J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue sur le moulin. Bien encadré par le vert des arbres, il ressort fort bien sur ce magnifique ciel.
La netteté et la luminosité sont superbes.

Amitiés

Serge

Hi Joël,
A fine picture from Collioure, where we spent som very pleasant days in 2003 (if I remember correctly). We didn´t see this windmill though. All your uploads here are excellent, maybe I would vote for WS #1 as my favorite, with the snow covered mountains.
Kind regards
Gunnar

Hello Joel.
Super foto, beautiful windmill and oil trees, nice compositions and lights, nice colour of sky.
Regards Robert.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 149 N: 6379] (34962)
  • [2010-04-27 6:53]

Bonjour Joel,
Superbe.
Très joli moulin, cadrage très bien adapté et superbe ciel
Bonne fin de journée
Denise

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5816 W: 277 N: 10935] (85978)
  • [2010-04-27 7:00]

Bonjour Joel ,
J'ai visité , comme bien des gens , Collioure , et ce superbe moulin m'avait échappé . J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue entre les feuillages d'oliviers , et les tonalités métalliques de l'ensemble .
Bravo

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8604 W: 4441 N: 15087] (60596)
  • [2010-04-27 7:16]

Salut Joël
Eh bien c'est la mode des moulins en ce moment, nous avons eu la même idée.
Intéressant point de vue à travers les arbres.
Cela donne une ambiance de fraîcheur, les images en WS sont aussi belles et je remarque le mont Canigou sous une neige éparse.
Dans ma région peu de moulins sont en bon état.
Amitiés

Hi Joel,
a superb photo of this windmill with beautiful composition, I like the natural framing and the picturesque details, splendid lights and clarity, TFs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
George (György)

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-04-27 10:11]

Bonjour Joël,
Magnifique capture du moulin entouré d'oliviers. Le ciel polarisé ajoute plus de beauté à la composition. Excellent travail!
Amicalement,
Charo

Bonsoir Joël,

Excellent cadrage végétal pour cet autre beau moulin. La végétation qui entoure le moulin donne du relief et de la profondeur à l'image. Les contrastes sont aussi très forts et très beaux. De nouveau un travail parfait.
Amitiés et bonne soirée,
Roger

Olá, Joel!
Bela composição, uma foto bem atraente com toda a riqueza do verde dando vida à imagem. Ótima definição e um lindo céu azul. Parabéns, amigo!
Abraço

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  • phwall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
  • [2010-04-27 16:58]

Hello Joel,
Excellent perspective on this picturesque mill.
I love the way you have framed the structure amongst the olive trees.
The slightly off-set framing gives good direction to the blades.
Congratulations on the supporting images, they too are superb.
Regards
Peter

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 71 N: 2280] (11003)
  • [2010-04-27 19:28]

Hi Joel
A beautiful glimpse of the wind mill through the trees with just enough light and backed by a great sky.
cheers
Ian

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-04-27 19:30]

Bonsoir Joel, The perfect light in this picture makes this an excellent shot. The darker scene has a richness with the vegetation partially covering the mill. The blue sky in the background gives a bit of a halo effect to the shot. Love the brick in the windmill. Very well done. Great notes as usual. Regards, Roger

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12626 W: 0 N: 15607] (158746)
  • [2010-04-28 1:45]

Hello Joël,

Dans le végétation dans les branchages, apparâit se moulin, le grils billant des feuilles est fantatique, son chaâpeu de bois, le ciel foncé et limpide en fond, quel captage, fantastique.

merci et amitié

Nicou

bonjour Joël
j'adore ce POv avec les branchages encadrant le moulin,tout comme j'adore le WS2,difficile de choisir entre les 2!I lfaut dire que le cadre est somptueux,et les couleurs,merveilleuses!
Amitiés
Pascale

Salut Joel.
Une image précieuse celle-là de ce moulin entouré d'un joli cadre naturel avec toutes les branches d'olivier, l'éclat et la couleur ils sont coléreux, surtout le joli ciel, le maniement parfait de la lumière.
Une bonne après-midi passe. Cordialement.
Luis.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-04-28 11:47]

Il y a tellement de photos de Collioure, mais une seule sur ce moulin (realisee par le Norvege jrj). Tu as fait plus d'efforts pour trouver un angle special. Et il me semble que, comme tous les Francais, tu privilegies le coq. Avec raison. Belle image am on plisir. Merci Joel.

Branko

Bonjour Joël,
J'aime beaucoup cette mise en valeur du patrimoine par les restaurations. Ta photo est superbe et ferait une excellente affiche pour l'Office du Tourisme. Tu as su maîtriser la lumière et les couleurs.
Amicalement
Jacques

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14420 W: 156 N: 24976] (132080)
  • [2010-04-29 10:24]

Bonjour Joel
Très belle du moulin joliment encadrer du feuillages des arbres, d'une belle lumière et d'un fond bleu qui le met super bien en valeur
Belle soirée
cricri

Buonasera Joel, mi fa pensare a Don Chisciotte questo mulino, però vedo che con la Spagna non ha nulla a che fare:-)grande composizione, creata attraverso lo spazio tra gli ulivi. Grande la qualità dell'immagine e ottimi i colori; anche se è l'argento del tetto e delle foglie dell'ulivo che catturano di più il mio sguardo.
Amicalment
Simonetta

Nice capture of this interesting windmill.
Very good picture.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Bonsoir Joël,

Les arbres cadrent bien le moulin. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du moulin. Ce beau ciel envoie une lumière qui rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Ciao Joel
splendide composition! Le vieux moulin me plaît beaucoup cadré entre les oliviers avec ce coq en cime qu'il écime en le le ciel.
Sharpness excellent, belles couleurs, belle lumière.
Amicalement
Letizia

Bonsoir Joël
un bel éclairage que tu as bien maitrisé mettant en valeur le moulin que l'on peut découvrir entre les branchages. J'aime les tons argentés des feuillages(surtout sur ceux de gauche) et de la toiture qui contrastent bien avec le ciel.
Les photos dans le ws complètent bien celle-ci.
Amitiés
Marilyn

Hola Joel:
Buena captura, tiene un cielo muy colorido.
La composicion de toda la foto esta bien, lo unico que yo veo es que las ramas de los arboles se comen al molino y no se aprecia la belleza del molino, podias haber buscado otra toma.
Un saludo.

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